May 15, 2013

ZOMBIE Mom.

Patty Sullivan on Twitter asked me if I'd do a drawing of a Zombie Mom for a project she was working on. I'd already done a series on Zombie Appliances and I thought a parody of The Evolution of Man would be hilarious as The Evolution of Zombie Mom.



Just before Mother's Day I started thinking it would be really fun to animate the Zombie Mom evolving. The phased degeneration of the walk-cycle appealed to me as an animator. Then the 13 year old boy came down with a pretty horrifying case of stomach flu and kept me up all night all week with the barfs. This literally brought me back to my early daze as a mother and I found myself moaning, lurching and craving brains.

Needless to say I was too "undead" to get the animation together for Mother's Day. BUT I think this will work in my favor because while Mother's Day only comes once a year, ZOMBIE Mom's Day is, let's face it, every single one of those other 364 days.

So tadaaa, here's my video:



Zombies are fun to draw. Up til now I've only been an animator. Now....I'm a re-animator. Ha.

If you feel like the walking dead because of a child in your life, Zombie-moms.com is for you. Patty Sullivan and some friends put together this site where sleep-deprived parents can go for advice, support and stories. Jump into their tweetstream on the #ZombieMoms hashtag.

Irony: I was so out of it I didn't notice that the Patty I've been emailing about zombies is THE Patty from Kids' CBC. Yeah, she's an award winning tv broadcaster and bonafide celeb and my kids adored her. How did I not realize it was her?? I blame the zombie virus.

Happy ZOMBIE Mom's Day!! What's the most undead thing you've done as a parent?


8 comments:

  1. Nice work. Love the drop shadow. Did you do this in Flash?

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  2. Most recently the most 'undead' thing I've done as a parent was give my 10yo permission to skip school the other day...I was asleep when he asked me. He's great at catching that moment of my slumber where I'm agreeable to ANYthing.

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    1. Omgaaaaaa no way! Did he end up actually staying home?

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  3. Yep, that's pretty much what I looked like when mine were little. Thank goodness they can take care of themselves and let me sleep now!

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    1. True it does get better. But it's amazing how one little barf bug can bring you right back down to your zombie knees.

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  4. Joanna Turnbull (previously Rome)May 20, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    I have no kids, and am joyfully at the start of this movie!!!! long may it continue! (tho the new husband is already broody....)
    Loved the movie, made my mum chuckle all evening!

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    1. Jo Rome now Turnbull CONGRATULATIONS on your recent wedding! I was wondering how you were doing, glad you came back for a chuckle :D

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